Arbogast Jitterbugs - Jointed
One of the topwaters.
This lure works great. I've caught bass out of choke canyon and a sriper out of Braunig lake. Since it is a little bigger than an original jitterbug, it catches bigger fish. The joint gives it a swimming action which works great. I work it slower to make it plop from side to side. This largemouth bass was caught on choke canyon.
November 21, 2011
Very Productive Largemouth Lure
I bought a jitterbug as a kid on a recommendation, but was never able to catch anything. I usually fished during the day and didn't have any luck.
I gave it another shot and purchased the jointed version in the perch color scheme. Tried a bunch of crankbaits, swimbaits, and the old trust mister twister but nothing hit.
Tried this out and got one on my 2nd cast. A storm came through so I had to hang it up for the day. Pulled it out again the other night and man were they hitting it!! It's very exciting to see the bass jump out of the water to snatch it up!
I caught 4 the other evening and one that I didn't land hit it so hard that the tail piece came off! I kept fishing with on the front part thinking that it was a lost cause because the treble hook was in the middle and not the back like the smaller version. Not a problem! Caught 2 more!
When people say that this is mainly an evening lure or night time, they are not kidding. You will definitely see more action as the sun goes down. I haven't tried it at sunrise, but plan to do so soon. Definitely going to be picking up another jointed to replace my one that got the beat down put on it.
May 28, 2012
Black Jointed Arbogast Jitterbug
I saw somewhere on the internet of someone claiming this was the best Bass lure ever. I can concur that for sure it's in the top 5 of the best I have ever used. Missed one bass so big it broke my line. The next day I ordered another black Jitterbug. Gotta have one in my tackle box!
August 23, 2012
If you've never fished a jitterbug at night on the Greenbrier River in mid summer among the hills of beautiful West Virginia, you have missed a bushel of fun. Jitterbugs bring out the worst in the large Smallie's around midnight. They will blow the bug completely out of the water. Catch a tight line and hold on. Now that my secret is out, come and enjoy the fun, if you have a strong heart and are willing to be tested with the fight of your life. Jitterbugs are tops for smallies on the river.
July 10, 2012